A member asked:

Can the bony signs of acromegaly return to normal over time, if treated?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Not usually: Once bones have expended in size, they will generally not shrink, even if growth hormone (gh) and igf-1 levels are normalized. However, much of the increase in size of hands & feet and the face is caused by soft tissue enlargement, which will shrink in response to treatment.

Answered 12/9/2013



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